UN 13117 "Cupid" Climber's Log

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Jay Moon

Jay Moon - Aug 21, 2017 6:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2017

Ridge Run  Sucess!

Climbed it as part of a high ridge run from Loveland Pass TH to Torreys & back.

danegarreau

danegarreau - Jun 25, 2017 2:41 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2017

2nd 13er  Sucess!

5/31/2017-------Mount Sniktau and “Cupid” Peak: Colorado----13,235’ and 13, 117’
This is my first 13er and I’m not going to lie; I was intimidated before we began this hike. I could feel that my breathing was labored last night as soon as we got to Georgetown. At 8500’ this would be the highest that I’ve ever slept before. So then the ride to the trailhead also freaked me out a little. Yikes!!!!!! The twists and turns!!!

Onto the hike…….Scott and I left the trailhead at 6:30am. The temperature was in the low 30s and there was snow everywhere! We began up to the main ridge, which is crazy steep! We labored but we were able to get to the T-junction (Pt. 12,915) in a very decent time. It was here that we met 69 year old Richard Scott. We would take turns overtaking one another but sharing stories and chatted about the hike each time we passed. Great conversation with someone who has been hiking these mountains since the 1950s! As far as I could tell we were the only ones to summit at this point in the morning and we didn’t pass anyone on the way back down either.

Turning left we went over towards Sniktau and it seemed very easy until we got to the false summit. The real summit was quite steep but there was no reason to put on the microspikes, the snow was still pretty firm but not slick. We would summit Sniktau at 8:52am. Richard Scott summited about 10 minutes later and we shared more stories. What an amazing hike!!!! I’m almost 30 years old and this is the most snow that I’ve ever seen in my life!

From here we headed back down to the T-junction and stayed straight to go towards “Cupid.” The route was very straight forward and we summited at 10:47am.

On the way back down the mountain it started snowing on us!!!! Perfect trip!!!
o Begin at 11,990’, summit Sniktau at 13,234’, back down to Pt. 12,915, then summit “Cupid” at 13, 117’.
o 7 miles round trip
o Combined total of over 2200’ of elevation gain.

Shaylee

Shaylee - Sep 22, 2016 10:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2016

Cupid  Sucess!

8-14-16

Kessler

Kessler - Sep 22, 2016 10:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2016

Cupid  Sucess!

8-14-2016

Scott

Scott - Aug 20, 2016 9:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2016

Cupid  Sucess!

Shaylee, Kessler, Kimberly and I climbed Mount Sniktau and Cupid Peak from Loveland Pass. We got a fairly late start, but the weather was beautiful. There was some smoke and haze in the air, but there was no threat of thunderstorms.

We climbed Sniktau first, passing over unranked 13,152 along the way. Along the way we saw one marmot and many pikas.

After climbed Sniktau, we returned to Wishbone Pass and climbed Cupid. We watched an entertaining marmot on the summit while we were eating our lunch. Kim didn't want to continue on to Grizzly Peak, so we returned. Kim and I took the bypass trail around Wishbone Trail, while the kids took the longer way over Wishbone Pass again. We met at the junction.

It was a good hike.

xDoogiex

xDoogiex - Jun 2, 2016 7:21 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2016

Fun day  Sucess!

With Grizzly Peak D

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Nov 8, 2015 10:55 pm Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2015

Ridge Run  Sucess!

Third time, "Y" loop with Sniktau and Grizzly. Great late fall hike, easy access for when the mountains start to get snowy!

vimana aircraft

vimana aircraft - Apr 29, 2015 12:58 pm Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2015

Blue Skies!!!  Sucess!

A good amount of snow from this weekend's storms!!!!!! Beautiful blue skied solo ascent!!!

captain.ron

captain.ron - Jan 5, 2015 2:45 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2014

Amazing  Sucess!

A great time

shanahan96

shanahan96 - Dec 5, 2014 12:11 am Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2004

twice thus far  Sucess!

first ever winter summit! the wind was blowing pretty hard that day.

jamie

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Oct 26, 2014 9:39 pm Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2014

very windy  Sucess!

from Loveland Pass, started with Sniktau, over Cupid and to Grizzly Peak.
Duchess did great. Extremely strong winds.

rmjwinters

rmjwinters - Sep 26, 2014 8:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2014

W/Sniktau & Grizzly  Sucess!

Just part of something else

BradBartick

BradBartick - Aug 2, 2014 7:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2014

With Sniktau...  Sucess!

Climbing Cupid is like having a layover in Dallas and saying you have been to Dallas.

Climbing Jack

Climbing Jack - Jul 21, 2014 9:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2012

Fun day.  Sucess!

With Grizzly.

Boriss Andean

Boriss Andean - Dec 27, 2013 11:27 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2013

On the way to Grizzly  Sucess!

Nice hike on the way to Grizzly Peak.

alpineair - Nov 14, 2013 10:25 am

Nice bump..,  Sucess!

on the way to Torreys.

rkymtn

rkymtn - Jun 17, 2013 3:22 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2006

Loveland Pass  Sucess!

I hit this on my first climb of Grizzly. It was a cold and windy day where a down parka and ski goggles were beneficial.

jfulcher

jfulcher - Jun 14, 2013 6:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2013

from Loveland Pass  Sucess!

w/Sniktau and Grizzly.

Hotoven

Hotoven - May 4, 2013 8:36 pm Date Climbed: May 4, 2013

cloudy day  Sucess!

Hiked up with the wife. Started to snow on the way down.

SarahThompson

SarahThompson - Feb 12, 2013 12:08 am Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2005

Great winter hike  Sucess!

3/20/05 - With Grizzly from Loveland Pass.

1/26/13 - From Loveland Pass. Continued on to Grizzly, Torreys, and Grays and ended at Stevens Gulch TH (car shuttle).

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